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Service sector jobs growth & city living ‘lie behind rail boom’

RAIL

Andrew Forster
23 November 2018
More service sector jobs, more jobs in London, and more people living in cities all help explain rail patronage growth
More service sector jobs, more jobs in London, and more people living in cities all help explain rail patronage growth

 

Rail passenger demand growth over the last 20 years has been heavily influenced by factors that are omitted from forecasting models, such as changes to the structure of the UK economy and population distribution, a new report concludes.  

The Independent Transport Commission report explores factors underpinning the more than doubling of rail passenger journeys since privatisation in 1995/96, a period when population grew by only 15 per cent. 

The report’s authors are Ian...

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